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Charts: Democrats represent modern economy, Republicans left behind

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These charts show how Democrats represent the growing modern economy – and how Republicans are left behind

11/15/18
Among other results, this year's midterm elections affirmed this much: in Washington, the two parties now speak for dramatically different segments of the American economy. Republicans represent the smaller, fading segment, with less-educated, more-homogeneous work forces reliant on traditional manufacturing, agriculture and resource extraction. Democrats represent the larger, growing one, fueled by finance, professional services and digital innovation in diverse urban areas. The 2016 presidential race had signaled as much. Donald Trump carried 2,584 counties across the country, but calculations by scholars at the Brookings Institution showed that the 472 counties Hillary Clinton carried accounted for nearly two-thirds of U.S. economic output.

Now, new Brookings calculations show the same from 2018 House elections. With a few races still undecided, districts won by Democrats account for 61 percent of America's gross domestic product, districts won by Republicans 38 percent. That economic separation underpins cultural divisions that usually command more attention. Says Brookings researcher Mark Muro: "The Democratic Party and Republican Party, at this point, really do occupy different economic worlds and represent different economic worlds." Analysis by the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program documents the gap between them. Residents of districts won by Democrats generate 22% more output per worker, and have a 15% higher median household income.

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Now that open communists like Sanders and Waters are running the party it's 100% safe to assume Democrats don't understand one tiny tiny little thing about the economy and will ruin it if they every get the chance!

Democrats don't represent the modern economy but rather the 120 million human souls slowly starved to death by socialism!!
 
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